Percent of the carbon fixed by the Calvin cycle that is drained away by photorespiration

Range ≤50 %
Organism Unspecified
Reference Cheng S, Liu Y, Crowley CS, Yeates TO, Bobik TA. Bacterial microcompartments: their properties and paradoxes. Bioessays. 2008 Nov30(11-12):1084-95. doi: 10.1002/bies.20830. p.1085 right columnPubMed ID18937343
Comments "RuBisCO often uses O2 in place of CO2 in a nonproductive process known as photorespiration which can drain away up to 50% of the carbon fixed by the Calvin cycle."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109883